Hi everybody!! I just discovered this site yesterday & I am hooked!! I have just completed Course 2 of Wilton. I am seeing that cake decorating is my thing!! However, I learned how to make a lot of flowers with the royal icing, but don't really like how they dry so hard. I noticed that my family puled off the flowers and said that they would be better if they were soft. Can you help? Thank you so much!!
You can make a lot of flowers with buttercream, and it stays soft enough to eat. You can also make flowers with rolled fondant, but they get pretty hard.
I never use royal icing for anything. Here's a thread with the icing recipe that I've used for 25 years. It crusts great for roses and flowers, yet stays soft inside for eating. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-579244-0.html
Thank you both soooo much!! I wasn't sure how far I could go with the buttercream icing!! You will make my family very happy!